A 44-year-old member asked:
i am having a mole removed is it better to go to a plastic surgeon?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Coyle Connolly answered
28 years experience Dermatology
Mole : While plastic surgeons are more than capable of removing moles , a dermatologist has the experience and specialized training to recognize and remove cancerous lesions or for that matter non dangerous/cancerous lesions that do not need unnecessary treatment . I would consult a dermatologist to get their opinion . If needed a second opinion may be obtained by a plastic surgeon.
Answered on Sep 28, 2013
Dr. Theda Kontis answered
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Mole removal: You should see a facial plastic surgeon.
Answered on May 12, 2015
Dr. Otto Placik answered
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many issues: Where is the mole located? What is the size? What is your insurance coverage and who are the participating physicians? Generally speaking plastic surgeons are trained to accomplish an aesthetic and layered repair but this does not mean that other specialists are not capable of performing comparable results.
Answered on Mar 21, 2015
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